About Black History Month

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month, is celebrated each February in the United States.  Because of the timing of the birthdays of two very important individuals in the fight to end slavery, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.  Black History Week was originally slated for the second week in February in 1926.  In 1976, it was expanded to encompass the entire month of February to recognize the significant achievements made by the African-American community in all aspects of American society.

Upcoming Events

Afro-Latinx Night

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location icon Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

This is a Black History Month 2020 event.

Roll Bounce

calendar icon at 9:00 PM

location icon Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

This Saturday, experience the third annual Roll Bounce, a Black History Month event, in the IMU 2nd floor ballroom.

2020 Black in Business: Networking Dinner

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location icon Kinnick Stadium

Please consider joining the Center for Diversity & Enrichment and the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa for our 5th annual signature Black in Business event.

Upcoming Black History Month Events

Afro-Latinx Night

calendar icon at 10:00 PM

location icon Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

This is a Black History Month 2020 event.

Roll Bounce

calendar icon at 9:00 PM

location icon Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

This Saturday, experience the third annual Roll Bounce, a Black History Month event, in the IMU 2nd floor ballroom.

2020 Black in Business: Networking Dinner

calendar icon at 5:30 PM

location icon Kinnick Stadium

Please consider joining the Center for Diversity & Enrichment and the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa for our 5th annual signature Black in Business event.